Origin of sifter
Examples from the Web for sifter
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.Superstorm Who? Sandy’s Hard-Hit Beach Towns Reopen for Business|Eliza Shapiro, Josh Dzieza|May 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were told that if Ellison Hatfield died of his wounds, “the prisoners will be filled as full of holes as a sifter bottom.”Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies|Chas. G Mutzenberg
Little girl, hurry; a sifter, a sifter; lets see wholl get it, lets see wholl get it!The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees|James Mooney
On the other side is another bin for flour, which is provided with a sifter.
The most widely known machine used in connexion with bread-baking, next to the sifter, is the dough kneadcr.
Then we dropped in at The Silver Shark, a little inn about the size of a large dustbin of two compartments and a sifter.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14|Elbert Hubbard
1570s, agent noun from sift (v.).